Fox News Superstar Turns on Trump
However, the conservative provocateur's patience appears to be wearing thin, as suggested by his comments in a new interview. (The Wrap)
In the piece, Carlson said he didn’t think Trump was capable of executing his most significant campaign promises, saying he lacked focus — and that there was nobody to blame for this but Trump himself.
“I don’t think he’s capable. I don’t think he’s capable of sustained focus. I don’t think he understands the system,” said Carlson, also noting the sustained resistance he has received from Congress and his own federal agencies.
“He knows very little about the legislative process, hasn’t learned anything, hasn’t and surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn’t done all the things you need to do so,” Carlson added. “It’s mostly his fault that he hasn’t achieved those things. I’m not in charge of Trump.”
Along with Carlson, Trump superfan Ann Coulter has become increasingly negative on Twitter, unloading on the president regularly with ferocity about broken promises and the failure to build a wall along the southern border.
The disappointment reportedly shared by Carlson and Coulter is offset by Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, and Jeanine Pirro, conservative and populist figures who've attributed policy failures to forces outside the president's control.